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Old 09-21-2008, 10:18 PM
qwerty qwerty is offline
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Default Re: Free Will: The Virtues of Hypocrisy

This was a very thought provoking diavlog. I wasn't totally convinced by it though.

At first blush it seems it would be best to drop the sanctimony and the deception. For example Mitt Romney, instead of fabricating some story about how he had a change of heart about the abortion issue could have said, "I was an executive in a state where trying to fight for this issue would have been counter-productive, now that I am running on a national ticket I am free to have different priorities."

My hunch is that this would have never worked. It even seems rational to be bothered by this story: it's an incomplete contracts problem. So if I would be bothered by honesty why shouldn't I also be bothered by hypocrisy? Is the answer is that we shouldn't care so much about the hypocrisy per se?
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